Ascot

  • 16:35 Woodford Reserve Handicap1m 3f 211y

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.88s
  • Off time: 16:35:29
16:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Floating Artist 25/1
2nd Faylaq 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 41-3344 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Persian Moon (IRE) 23
3 9-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 101 7/24.50
2 (6) 126-5 Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap Floating Artist 92
3 9-6 R Hannon P J Dobbs 100 25/126.00
3 (2) 41-85 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Almania (IRE) 23
3 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute K McEvoy 95 4/15.00
4 (8) 65-411 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Faylaq 16
Distance Winner
3 8-13 W J Haggas Jim Crowley 93 6/42.50
5 (4) 243-112 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Mind The Crack (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
3 8-12 M Johnston J Fanning 92 4/15.00
6 (1) 11-3321 Black, large Red spots, Red cap Never Do Nothing (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
3 8-9 A M Balding David Probert 89 14/115.00
8 (5) 322028 Maroon, white seams, halved sleeves, maroon and white hooped cap Htilominlo 29
3 8-0 S Kirk K T O'Neill 80 40/141.00
Non runners
7 (7)4513-43Prejudice38-6D M SimcockHollie Doyle86

Verdict

Mark Johnston could win a race with the stable cat at the moment and has two entries here. Persian Moon ran a fine race behind three Ballydoyle runners in the King George V Handicap at the Royal meeting while Mind The Crack just failed to hold off Sir Ron Priestley over 1m6f at Haydock where he was in the lead at this trip. Almania finished just behind Persian Moon here on his handicap debut and is 1lb better off so there's nothing between them while Never Do Nothing is progressing nicely though steps up in grade from his Goodwood victory on a 6lb higher mark. Prejudice has never been this far but certainly wasn't stopping over 1m2f at Newmarket but this can go to FAYLAQ. A very expensive son of Dubawi out of the brilliant Danedream, he's taken some time to reach his potential and has had an easy ride in a couple of minor events but was very impressive at Newmarket and can take the transition to this class in his stride.